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Everton Vs Crystal Palace – Relegation Six-Pointer at Goodison Park

Everton Vs Crystal Palace – Relegation Six-Pointer at Goodison Park

Everton Vs Crystal Palace A relegation six-pointer at Goodison Park with 18th-placed Everton looking to nudge in front of Palace. Marc Guehi, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze remain out for Palace while their manager situation is up in the air.

Sean Dyche has won seven Premier League games against Palace, only beating Bournemouth more often. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is out of form and looking to end a 13-game goal drought for the Toffees.

Today’s march

Two struggling clubs meet in the Premier League’s lone Monday fixture at Goodison Park. Everton is just outside the relegation zone while Crystal Palace needs to put a few distance between themselves and the bottom three.

The Toffees’ recent home results have been mixed – they held Aston Villa to a goalless draw in mid-January but only scored twice in their FA Cup third-round replay win over the Eagles. Everton’s attacking options have been a problem, with Jarrad Branthwaite and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both going 18 games without scoring in the league.

Crystal Palace’s form has been much more erratic, winning just one of their last 13 league outings (2W-3D-8L). Their troubles have been increased by the uncertainty surrounding manager Roy Hodgson after the former England boss collapsed in training and had to be hospitalised. The Eagles also face the prospect of losing star attackers Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze, both with hamstring injuries.

Everton is unbeaten in its previous seven home Premier League matches against Crystal Palace and is seeking a first league double over the Eagles since 2004-05. The Toffees beat the Eagles 1-0 in the first meeting between the sides this season, courtesy of a stunning Andre Gomes free-kick.

Jordan Pickford has kept eight clean sheets in the league this season, which is as many as any goalkeeper before him and as many as he managed to keep all of his previous season at Everton. The Everton keeper will be keen to build on that impressive record against a side that has allowed an average of 1.13 goals per game away from home.

Crystal Palace has lost four of its last five away games in the league and has conceded at least twice in each of those defeats. Their problems have been compounded by an inability to create enough clear-cut chances, with only 29 per cent of their league shots hitting the target – the joint-third lowest percentage in the division. Marc Guehi is close to returning from a knee injury but Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Cheick Doucoure and Michael Olise remain out.

Full details

The match between Everton and Crystal Palace will take place on Monday at Goodison Park. Both teams are struggling at the bottom half of the Premier League table and this game is a crucial match for both sides. The Toffees are in 16th place while the Eagles are in 18th. Both teams are looking to climb up the table and will be desperate for points in this match.

Everton will be without captain Phil Jagielka and top scorer Romelu Lukaku as they play host to Crystal Palace at Goodison Park. The two players are injured and will miss out on the game. This is a huge blow for the Toffees, who have struggled in recent weeks. The club’s form has dipped, but they are still in a strong position to avoid relegation.

Palace will be without their manager Roy Hodgson as the 76-year-old is suffering from illness. The former England boss was taken to hospital after falling ill at training on Thursday. The Palace statement said he was “undergoing tests” but added he was ’stable and in good spirits’. Assistants Ray Lewington and Paddy McCarthy will take charge of the team tonight. Palace have not given a definitive update on Hodgson’s condition, but it is likely the club will replace him with Oliver Glasner soon.

Crystal Palace have won just one of their last seven away Premier League games and are without a win in their last eight visits to Everton. Their defence has been particularly troublesome, conceding 11 goals in those seven matches. They are also without injured strikers Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise, who have both been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The two sides have met 24 times in the past and Everton hold a slim advantage over their hosts with 10 wins to four. This fixture will be live on talkSPORT, so make sure you tune in to see the action unfold. You can watch the game live online, via TV or on your mobile phone with Sky Sports. The match will kick off at 8pm GMT and will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

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The teams meet at Goodison Park in a huge Premier League relegation six-pointer. Everton are currently just six points clear of the bottom three and a win here would do wonders for their chances of survival (they’re 9/2 to be relegated on Ladbrokes).

Palace, meanwhile, have slipped into the relegation zone following recent defeats at Chelsea and Brighton, with the fans staging protests against the club’s board. The Eagles are just two wins from safety and Roy Hodgson’s job is also under threat, with Oliver Glasner earmarked as his replacement if they don’t turn things around soon.

Both sides are struggling for form and both have had their injury problems in recent weeks, so a cagey encounter is expected. The most interesting battle could be between Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Beto, who are both vying for a starting place in the Everton midfield. Calvert-Lewin is the slight favourite at 9/4, while beto is priced at 11/4.

Both Everton and Crystal Palace are leaking goals at the moment, with both sides failing to score in their last four league games. The Toffees have struggled to create much going forward, with just over 30 per cent of their shots hitting the target this season – the lowest in the top flight.

Palace haven’t been much better in front of goal, with only 12 away goals scored all season – the third-lowest total in the division. The absence of Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise will make it even more difficult for them to open up their opponents, as they were heavily reliant on the pair’s creativity.

The game kicks off at Goodison Park on Monday night, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action, with a replay available the following day on Sky Go Extra. Fans outside of the UK can watch the game live on Fubo, which comes with a seven-day free trial. Subscribers can stream the game on their laptop, tablet, phone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or Chromecast. There are loads of different channels to choose from, including USA Network, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, beIN SPORTS Connect, and more.

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Preview

Taking on Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in a match that could be pivotal for both teams is a huge challenge for Everton. A win will lift the Toffees out of the relegation zone and provide a major boost to their confidence, while a defeat will stifle any hope of climbing up from 16th place in the Premier League standings.

While Everton are not free-scoring, they do defend stoically and are strong from setpieces, making them a tough team to face. However, they will be missing Dele Alli, Arnaut Danjuma, and Andre Gomes due to injury. Ben Godfrey earned a surprise start in the previous fixture against Manchester City but was pulled off at half-time with illness, and his participation remains uncertain. James Tarkowski and Jarrad Branthwaite should occupy the centre-back roles, while Vitaliy Mykolenko and Nathan Patterson will play full-back duties.

A win for Crystal Palace will give the South London club some momentum as they look to climb up the Premier League standings. But the Eagles are also dealing with a number of injury concerns, including Cheick Doucoure (ankle), Michael Olise, and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi. The trip to Merseyside might be too much for Marc Guehi (knee) and Eberechi Eze (thigh), and Will Hughes may require a fitness test before being cleared to play. Naouirou Ahamada and Jeffrey Schlupp could be ready to deputise.

Despite the uncertainty, the Crystal Palace squad will be fully motivated for this crucial match against their relegation rivals. Roy Hodgson is likely to be absent from the dugout, as he recovers from his illness, but he will still be present in the stands to watch his team take on his former side. The former England manager might want to prove his worth to the Palace fans by delivering an emphatic performance on Monday. This could be the last chance for the Eagles to reclaim their place at the top of the Premier League table. A loss would be a disaster for both the club and the supporters. They must not let their nerves get the better of them and come out fighting at Goodison Park.

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